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Nose touching!

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by Tinamac1, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Tinamac1

    Tinamac1 Puppy

    Chowder has started touching my leg with his nose every time he walks by me as well as getting up from across the room to come touch my leg a few times and go back to what he was doing. He does not do this to Dusty my partner. It seems like he just wants me to know he is here (not that I can forget now that he seems to love to bark non stop). I am just wondering if it is just that he wants attention or if he is trying to tell me something? I watch him and cant seem to find anything he would want me to know. Is he telling me he is alpha to me? I ask that because he doesn't do it to Dusty who has a stronger voice when making him mind. With that being said I am the only one that has been able to teach him anything. I may be thinking to much into it this he is only 12 weeks old and pups are crazy but I would like to know what everyone thinks.

    :)
     
  2. lizzie13

    lizzie13 Good Dog

    Alpha...no... yes every dog needs a strong leader but he knows you are not a dog and he is not competing for alpha...that's silly.. he is probably just trying to get your attention. I would just ignore it. You want to be the one giving him attention on your terms and make him work for it. (Sit/shake/lay down) or you may just be trying to look into something that's not even there! Lol
     
  3. Tinamac1

    Tinamac1 Puppy

    I do look way to far into stuff so you are probably right! lol I like to see what others have to say for that reason.
     
  4. ownedbyBOO

    ownedbyBOO Little Dog

    My dog nose bonks for attention.
     
  5. Julie&Jane

    Julie&Jane Puppy

    too me, it just sounds like the cutest thing ever! I wanna see what your puppy looks like!!
     
  6. cenghusen

    cenghusen Puppy

    My dog comes up and cheek rubs or head buts.
     
  7. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    I would take it as he is just saying "hey".

    The alpha thing has been debunked; if you are interested google and check out what Drs. Sohia Yin and Ian Dunbar have to say about it.

    And since he is nose bonking....how about starting to teach him to touch on cue and then you can turn it into targeting other objects, teaching body parts, etc. If he is naturally doing something, I would use it to my advantage and capitalize on it!. :grin:
     
  8. Tinamac1

    Tinamac1 Puppy

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  9. Tinamac1

    Tinamac1 Puppy

    That is a good idea, I didn't even think of doing that.
     

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